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Benny Blanco is an absurdly successful writer-producer for pop stars: Britney Spears’ “Circus,” Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,”...

Four days after Cardi B faced a possible arrest warrant for skipping a court date stemming from a misdemeanor assault charge, the rapper appeared at a New York court Friday where she was ordered to avoid...

Before Shakira belly-danced her way from barefooted rockera to multi-lingual pop powerhouse, and Juanes rode his sneering alt-rock kiss-offs to global acclaim, Aterciopelados championed Colombian rock...

Guttersnipe are an ecstatic, disgusting, blown-out, body-music-and-rainbow-noise yowl duo from Leeds, England currently making the rounds on U.K. year end lists like The Wire and The Quietus. If you...

Broken Bells, the group featuring the Shins’ James Mercer and producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton, have shared their new song “Shelter,” the duo’s first new recording...

Van Morrison’s past half-decade or so of recorded work has been as mystifying and fascinating as it’s been uneven. Unlike most of his 70’s singer-songwriter contemporaries, the 73 year-old’s...

The latest release from rising songwriter Bailey Bryan, a new ballad from Toby Keith and the current Number One country song in the U.S. make up this week’s list of must-hear country and Americana...

Just ahead of the premiere of the Netflix film Dumplin’, featuring a soundtrack of her songs, Dolly Parton joined the film’s star and producer Jennifer Aniston on The Late Late Show With...

Rascal Flatts deliver a pre-Christmas surprise for fans in the form of a new EP available today. Titled Jukebox, the four-song release re-imagines some of the trio’s favorite songs, originally...

Back in October, Brett Young ticked an important item off the bucket list when he headlined Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in front of a sold-out crowd. He opened his set with a pair of new songs,...

When Marcus King was 15, he talked his way into the Asheville, North Carolina, club the Orange Peel to slip a demo to Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes — and nearly got himself arrested. “I...

Leon Bridges performed a soulful version of his single “Beyond” on Thursday’s Late Late Show. The singer opened with a breathy tone, clipping off the ends of his vocal phrases...

Why would Butthole Surfers want to make a coffee table book to recount their history? Frontman Gibby Haynes’ answer is typically bizarre: “We’re all history buffs. We drink coffee. We...

Last month Kip Moore released the stripped-down Room to Spare: The Acoustic Sessions EP, a seven-song set that highlighted both his songwriting and the nuances of his gruff voice. The Georgia native...

Spill a drink and smash the glass for the late, great Pete Shelley of the Buzzcocks, one of the most humane, compassionate, emotionally raw songwriters punk rock ever coughed up, not to mention the funniest....

Queens of the Stone Age will share their version of two Christmas classics on a new limited-edition seven-inch single. The A-side of the record will find QOTSA mastermind Josh Homme partnering with Australian...

Gwen Stefani talked her revamped Christmas album, singing “Feliz Navidad” and her ongoing Las Vegas residency during a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday. “I feel like it was my life...

Nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced on Friday morning, with Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile each earning three nominations within the genre-specific country and Americana...

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” is not one of the best songs released in the past year. It’s a good song — frantic and mournful and rattling — but it’s...

On February 10th, 2019, the Staples Center in Los Angeles will light up with the 61st Grammy Awards — a show that contains a number of notable firsts and lasts. It will be the first show where each...

With Friday’s release of nominations for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, the Best New Artist category is more stacked than ever. With eight contenders this year, it is the largest number of artists...

The Grammy nominations are out and it’s a rapper-heavy affair. This year at music’s most prestigious awards ceremony, the three artists with the most nominations all belong to the genre:...

Here lies Taylor Swift’s reputation — or at least the final nail in the coffin of her Reputation era. Since its release last November, Swift’s sixth album has kept a deserved hold...

Recording Academy chairman and president Neil Portnow tells Rolling Stone that the Grammys were still discussing whether to include rapper XXXTentacion, who was killed this June, in the show’s...

What do Ariana Grande, Travis Scott and J Balvin have in common? All were spurned to some degree by Grammy voters. The nominations for the 2019 awards ceremony were announced on Friday morning,...

Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Brandi Carlile lead the nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards. The winners will be revealed when CBS broadcasts the Recording Academy’s annual ceremony live from Los Angeles...

“Got paid £8 for 90,000 plays. Fuck Spotify.” British electronic-music pioneer Jon Hopkins, writing on Twitter back in 2011, is definitely responsible for the most succinct public attack...

List to this week’s YouTube Music playlist here. “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart,” Mark Ronson & Miley CyrusSounds like: An emotionally fragile pop bangerPerfect for: Crying on the...

Elton John was at the absolute pinnacle of his fame when he appeared on the Gilbert O’Sullivan Show in late 1973 to perform his new holiday song “Step Into Christmas.” The clip was...

Following Sunday night’s Global Citizen Festival in South Africa, the anti-poverty initiative reportedly raised over $7 billion in commitments — seven times the group’s original projected...

The music industry is not just rebounding; it’s “going to be in a boom time” very soon, according to Lyor Cohen. The YouTube Music head and venerated music industry executive spoke...

Toby Keith hatches a plan for remaining forever young — in spirit, at least — with “Don’t Let the Old Man In,” a slow-moving acoustic ballad that soundtracks a scene in...

Pete Shelley, the singer and guitarist for the trailblazing British punk outfit the Buzzcocks, died Thursday at the age of 63. The cause of death was a suspected heart attack, according to the BBC. A...

Ice Cube refigured two songs from his new album, Everythang’s Corrupt, which comes out Friday, for two unique videos shot on a rooftop. On “Fire Water” — a track with a heavy...

Steven Van Zandt was passing through Morgantown, West Virginia last month on tour with his band, the Disciples of Soul, when something went amiss. The singer-guitarist was staying at a Marriott hotel...

While visiting the Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, Dolly Parton talked Christmas decorating, briefly mentioned the 9 to 5 remake with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and teased a new streaming series called...

The initial lineup has been revealed for 2019’s DelFest, the eclectic Memorial Day weekend music event celebrating the legacy and continuing influence of bluegrass entertainer Del McCoury. In addition...

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment that Pink Floyd peaked as a live act, but most fans would point to the group’s 1975 Wish You Were Here tour and their 1977 In the Flesh tour. These...

Even before Florida Georgia Line took the stage on Wednesday night for the second show of their new Las Vegas residency — Florida Georgia Line Live From Las Vegas — it was clear this wasn’t...

Even with her growing success as this year’s ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year, Lauren Alaina admits that her rise to fame as a teenager took an emotional toll that she’s still working...

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